The Electronium

Posted on December 12, 2007 by D' MacKinnon

Probably best known for writing the song “Powerhouse” Raymond Scott became more and more interested in electronic music and synths. In 1971 Berry Gordy of Motown hired Scott to run his electronic music and research department and he started building the Electronium. It’s an AI machine for automatic composition of music. Supposedly it worked but he felt like the project was never really finished. It’s currently owned by Mark Mothersbaugh of Devo fame.

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